Tuesday, June 23, 2009

President Obama Nominates New Jersey U.S. District Court Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. for a seat on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Over this past weekend, on Saturday, June 20, 2009, President Obama nominated Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Judge Greenaway currently sits on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey located in Newark.

Judge Greenaway was an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law in Newark from 2002 to 2006 and also currently teaches at Cardozo School of Law.

Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., 51, has served as a U.S. District Court Judge in New Jersey for more than 12 years. Prior to coming to the federal bench as appointed by President Clinton in 1996, he was an in-house general attorney at Johnson & Johnson for six years. Before that, Judge Greenaway served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Newark where he worked in the Criminal Division. Prior to that he also worked in private practice and clerked for Judge Vincent Broderick in the U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The Judge is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, the law school being President Obama's alma mater.

Judge Greenaway was an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law in Newark from 2002 to 2006 and currently teaches at Cardozo School of Law. If his nomination is approved, he will fill the seat vacated when Judge Samuel A. Alito was elevated to the United States Supreme Court.

There remains one more seat to be filled on the Third Circuit. There is speculation that that vacancy will be filled by way of a nomination of a Pennsylvania Judge.

Information for this post was obtained from www.webnewswire.com/node/459055 and other news sources.

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